J.B. Hunt

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J.B. Hunt Reviews

Updated 28 February, 2015
Updated 28 February, 2015
78 Reviews
4.0
78 Reviews
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J.B. Hunt President, CEO, and Director John N. Roberts III
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78 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Management Experience, Pay is Decent, Good Benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Learning experience and good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Needs to seriously consider the employees' work/life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Long hours, they will terminate you in a heartbeat if you are not a safe driver (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Tractor Mechanic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Diesel Mechanic Journeyman in San Bernardino, CA (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Growing company with steady work. Good pay to qualified mechanics. Pretty good benefits except for 1. Good work hours.

    Cons

    They hire to many unqualified people just to fill openings and too many lazy employees. Health care benefits suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make health care benefits much cheaper for employees. Need to provide better training to some of the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    awesome

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Freelancer - Janitor in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Freelancer - Janitor in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt (more than a year)

    Pros

    money mula dinero pesos pound yen dinar euro

    Cons

    smelly work environment; closed floor plan; soap always empty and towels are on the fritz.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Definitely better than most trucking companies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Local Inter-modal Class A Driver in San Bernardino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Local Inter-modal Class A Driver in San Bernardino, CA (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    The pay is good even when it's slow. Easy to make $1000/week for a 5 day work week. You keep an activity sheet and you calculate your pay at the end of everyday. it averages $220/day if you're willing to put in 12 hours a day. Management is good. Definitely a friendly atmosphere. Really lenient on changing shifts or needing days off. Generally a good company to work for if you're a decent, hard worker.

    Cons

    Benefits are very expensive. They assign you a truck but you share it and sometimes they aren't done with their shift when it's time for yours so you have to walk the terminal searching for a loaner for the day (doesn't sound bad but it's annoying when you're in a hurry), you WILL start offun graveyard. Everything JB Hunt does is based off seniority so all the good shifts go to the drivers who have been there for years. I've met people that have been there for 5 years and are still on the graveyard Shift. The seniority thing also gets annoying because if you request a day off a couple weeks in advance but if someone who has been there longer than you requests the same day they won't give it to you. LONG HOURS TO MAKE GOOD MONEY. 14 hours a day is not uncommon to make $ 200.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Petter pay packages so we don't have to burn ourselves out working 12-14 hours a day. Cheaper benefits would be nice too $160/week for a family is outrageous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Optimistic, but losing hope

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Freight Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Freight Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're solo, it's great.

    Cons

    My personal manager is horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your drivers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Driver Manager in Training (entry level management position)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Work on site with client.

    Cons

    Repetitive, usually same work day in and day out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in York, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Truck Driver in York, PA (US)

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Outsourcing To other accounts potential of making money

    Cons

    Management changes every year.. messes up the driver

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great company with great bonuses

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Running your own small business and reaping in your own rewards. Their safety culture is best in the business

    Cons

    Too many ideas at once. Some upper management only caring about numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get into the trenches, keep safety number one priority and reward the employees who show results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Claims Examiner II

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner II in Lowell, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner II in Lowell, AR (US)

    I worked at J.B. Hunt full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team with great support. Vast access to resources to aide with performing job duties.

    Cons

    10 hour days and inclement weather policy requires attendance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I worked at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Friendly people working with yoi

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours you will work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing better

  11.  

    Great culture and excellent pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J.B. Hunt

    Pros

    Work life balance is the best I've ever had

    Cons

    The industry is very different

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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